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Dive Review of Blackbird Resort in
Belize/Turneffe Atoll

Blackbird Resort: "Happy To Be Traveling and Diving Again!", Jul, 2021,

by Gary & Robin Schiendelman, PA, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 11564 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments This was our second trip to Belize since the pandemic. We chose Blackbird Caye after seeing their new beachfront villas and thought the prices were fairly good for the area (Turneffe Atoll).

American Airlines proved to be a disaster but won't bore you with those details. You pay your money and take your chances. The team at Blackbird modified our reservation with no issues when AA cancelled our original flight the day we were scheduled to leave.

Blackbird Caye includes a boat transfer from Belize City on Saturday and Wednesday. It takes about an hour and a half. We arrived on Friday (due to the aforementioned cancelled flight) so took a small charter flight. Pricey but only 15 minutes and Blackbird has their own landing strip so it was super easy. Although we left the resort on a Saturday, we opted for the charter flight again so we could sleep in, enjoy a leisurely breakfat and finish packing rather than getting up early to be on the transfer boat at 7AM.

The new beachfront cabanas are beautiful and very large. The entire front of the cabanas are screened and made for a delightful stay. We were able to leave the front doors open and take advantage of the ocean breeze with no bug worries. And there are bugs!! Not only no-see-u ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, PNG, Solomon Isl, Red Sea, Maldives, South Africa, Mozambique, Cocos Isl, Galapagos, Socorro, Palau, Var Caribbean locations, New Jersey, Florida, No Carolina, Philippines
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There American Airlines PHL-DFW-BZE
Return BZE-MIA-PHL

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Time & Depth
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Dedicated rinse bucket on boat. Crew would hand down camera if requested. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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